Resilience Engineering

Resilience Engineering

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For Resilience Engineering, 'failure' is the result of the adaptations necessary to cope with the complexity of the real world, rather than a malfunction. Human performance must continually adjust to current conditions and, because resources and time are finite, such adjustments are always approximate. Featuring contributions from leading international figures in human factors and safety, Resilience Engineering provides thought-provoking insights into system safety as an aggregate of its various components - subsystems, software, organizations, human behaviours - and the way in which they interact.There is, according totheDutch railway rulebook, aregime ofa#39;controlled accessa#39; to track under maintenance. ... Thiscan bedone by various means, but the commonest isto place a specially designed a#39;lancea#39;between thetworailsto short circuit them ... for errors and violations, oftenin the name of getting thework done according to the tight maintenance schedules. ... 2002), itisclear that, ifthe trackswereto be closed completely for maintenance and the trains cancelled, the increase of riskforanbsp;...

Title:Resilience Engineering
Author:Professor David D Woods, Professor Nancy Leveson, Professor Erik Hollnagel
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-10-01


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